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CAH-RD
Posts: 939
11/9/12 4:46 P

Mmmm. I'm addicted. We usually eat them daily in our home!!

As a RN I work with puts it (bluntly): "Have you ever saw someone become obese from eating too many avocados??" So very true. I highly doubt avocados are the source of our weight issues. Instead, I'm quite certain it is the endless amounts of fast food, junk food, processed food, etc.

We run a weight loss program at my job. It's always funny (but kind of not) because everyone going through it seems to find a liking for avocados once we talk about how yummy and healthy they are. :) Then a week or so later after they start to "indulge" a bit, we always see them cut way back and really limit the amounts of not only avocados, but nuts, peanut butter, etc that they're eating. We find that it is a huge issue in that they're cutting out most of the healthy fat in the diet - something that is so important to us!! (Yet they'll find room in their meal plan for Halloween candy, cookies, chips, etc....they're so much less likely to limit those!!)



EX-PRESSO
Posts: 478
11/9/12 9:28 A

Worth every bit :)



PARISAPRIL1
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11/9/12 7:27 A

I usually eat 1/2-1 whole avocado a day in a berry, kefir smoothie. Love them!



NOTTOOLATEJUDY
Posts: 349
11/9/12 6:17 A

Sooooo good! I get Holy Guacamole 100 calorie packs. The serving goes a long way... love it.



MEG-NATALIA07
Posts: 679
11/9/12 1:31 A

They are fantastic! High in fiber and potassium and the best kind of fats! I eat them almost every day--usually a whole one in my strawberry smoothie for breakfast. They are great to add to a meal, 1/4 or 1/2 will give good nutrients and fat to a meal, and it makes a good snack too.



SALONKITTY
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11/7/12 6:30 P

I absolutely love avocados and try to eat at least half of one daily, if not the whole thing. Definitely worth the calories!



SONICB
Posts: 4,188
11/6/12 6:09 P

Definitely worth it. Avocados have a lot of potassium too, which my diet tends to be too low in!



KRISTEN_SAYS
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11/6/12 5:31 P

I'll make guacamole with one avocado and eat it all in one sitting. SO GOOD.



AMARISRON
Posts: 1,021
11/6/12 5:15 P

So worth it! I could eat it every day! I once made fudge out of it and I think I will do so again this year. I love it in salad, on sammie, just plan, in all sorts of ways!



SWEETWILDCHERRY
Posts: 90
11/6/12 2:33 P

Well... its worth it but I would only have it in moderation!

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BEARCLAW6
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11/6/12 2:25 P

First, I will add the disclaimer that I am one of those low-carb dieters, so fat is not a limited thing with me....but....

Avocado is my go-to food if I feel a craving or binge coming on. It is far better to have 300 calories of fatty and fiber-filled avocado in my stomach than 600 calories of sugar cookies!



TURTLERAE55
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11/6/12 2:13 P

I love it. It's the best when on a diet. I eat my plain or sometimes I would add a little mayo. .



CHEETARA79
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11/6/12 1:16 P

So worth it!

But I only like the Hass avocados. The Slimcados and Florida avocados are awful, IMO.





SUNSHINE6442
Posts: 1,749
11/6/12 1:12 P

The Avocado provides an excellent dose of those good-for-you, unsaturated fatty acids. And avocados deliver almost 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients -- the special plant chemicals that convey myriad health benefits.

Yes, they’re high in fat — but it’s good fat, the same type found in olive oil. Eating an avocado a day can lower cholesterol levels as much as some drugs do....so go ahewad and make your own guacamole — with garlic, chili powder, and cumin — but hold the salt.Or have an Avocado half stuffed with crabmeat.....



JENNN77
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11/6/12 1:08 P

I love it and think it is worth the fat and calories too. I'm lucky enough to get tiny avocados in my csa every once in a while too, so I don't feel bad about putting the whole avocado in a smoothie or on my sandwich.



LOVE4KITTIES
Posts: 1,794
11/6/12 1:06 P

Avocados are a source of heart-healthy fats and they are very tasty! Definitely part of a healthy diet.



SHAKEUPTAMPA
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11/6/12 12:50 P

I LOVE IT! I need to figure out how to make my guacamole in a smaller version so I can make it for myself only lol. I love to put it on my burgers and in wraps!



MANDIETERRIER1
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11/6/12 12:39 P

Definitely worth all the fat and calories



STEPHEN_NANNY
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11/6/12 12:19 P

worth it? the fat is the good fat! gotta have one right now :)



SUMMERSHORTS
Posts: 200
11/6/12 12:15 P

Without a doubt! For lunch I had Chocolate Avocado pudding and it was really, really good. I love eating avos plain and any other way I can.



PATNSL07
Posts: 44
11/6/12 12:03 P

I'm obsessed. How do you feel about it? Worth the fat and calories for the creamy goodness?



 
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